Fox News blames ‘left-wing blog Politico’ for weak GOP field

By David Edwards
Wednesday, January 4, 2012 11:50 EDT
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Fox News legal analyst Peter B. Johnson Jr
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Fox News revealed on Wednesday what they believe could be a conspiracy between the “liberal-leaning press” and the “left-wing blog Politico” to make Republican presidential candidates appear weak.

“Is the mainstream media trying to spin the election?” Fox News host Gretchen Carlson asked legal analyst Peter Johnson Jr.

“There was a story in the left-wing blog Politico yesterday that basically said Republican candidates were too small,” Johnson complained. “Then I watched some of the less-successful news channels last night and they talk about a cancer on all the Republicans — the Republican political candidates, a cancer that they have, that the Republican Party has a Romney problem.”

“And so what’s going on is that the Republican candidates, including frontrunner Gov. Romney, are not only running against each other, but they are running against the mainstream media, and they are also running against the president of the United States,” he explained. “So, it’s a very difficult scenario for Republican candidates in this climate, when the mainstream media is all over them in such a big, big way.”

Johnson continued: “In terms of scrutiny, there has to be fairness. And so, if you’re a commentator and an analyst — and I’m a commentator and an analyst — say you’re a commentator and an analyst. If you’re an activist, say you’re an activist, but to pretend you’re a news person, to pretend that you’re giving a fair and balanced view of things, when in fact you have no credentials to do that and you’re only history is to engage in activism, is to engage in politics, is to engage in propaganda, then that’s an unfair portrayal of the news to the American people.”

“Because when Debbie Wasserman Schultz says that Mitt Romney had a bad night after a win,” Carlson added, “we might expect that from the head of the [Democratic National Committee], but maybe not from the media.”

“No, you shouldn’t,” Johnson agreed.

Just last week, Fox News also found a conspiracy within the Girl Scouts to “promote a clear liberal ideology.”

Watch this video from Fox News’ Fox & Friends, uploaded Jan. 4, 2012.

David Edwards
David Edwards
David Edwards has served as an editor at Raw Story since 2006. His work can also be found at Crooks & Liars, and he's also been published at The BRAD BLOG. He came to Raw Story after working as a network manager for the state of North Carolina and as as engineer developing enterprise resource planning software. Follow him on Twitter at @DavidEdwards.
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